Historic Sites


At the Reliance Mica Mine Site, you can view the tunnel where they extracted mica. The mica was taken down the mountainside using mules.

At the Reliance Mica Mine Site, you can view the tunnel where they extracted mica. The mica was taken down the mountainside using mules.

In many trail descriptions we’ve attempted to give some historical background on the area. Here are some historic sites with the accompanying trail needed to access them.

Historic Site & Trail Distance (2 ways/loop) Difficulty Description Status Elevation Gain
Swanson/Matt Homestead (Cranberry Marsh Trail) 6km loop difficultyeasy Easy description open 0-minimal
Hogan’s Camp (Overlander Falls Trail) 0.3km / 2.5km difficultyeasyEasy to difficultymore Medium descript open 71m/232ft
Remnants of old mill and camp (Swift Creek Loop Trail) 10km difficultymore Medium description partially open 200m/650ft
First and Second Cabins (Kinney Lake Trail) ~10km difficultymore Medium open 131m/430ft
Abandoned mica mine sites (Mica Mine Trail) 9km difficultymost description open 850m/2800ft

For more historic site (incl. more mill sites), please see the Valemount Museum’s “Historic Hikes and Places in the Robson Valley,” available for purchase for $5.

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